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Editorial – November 2017

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of Alcohol Alert, the Institute of Alcohol Studies newsletter, covering the latest updates on UK alcohol policy matters.

This month, the Scottish Government wins its five-and-a-half year court case over Minimum Unit Pricing and signs the policy into law while the UK Government freezes alcohol duty and delays implementation of a higher duty band for white cider. Other articles include: an upward trend in alcohol mortality persists, despite revisions to official data; Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 highlights the issue of alcohol dependence; and the Alcohol Health Alliance celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Please click on the article titles to read them, or alternatively download a PDF version of our newsletter by clicking on the cover image. We hope you enjoy this edition.